1. FALSE ACCUSATION, JOSEPH TAWIE ASKED TO PAY RM25K
KUCHING: The High Court today has ordered Joseph Tawie, 74, a former journalist to pay a sum of RM25,000 on his false accusations towards Batang Sadong MP Dato Nancy Shukri.
Speaking to reporters after the court hearing today, she said she forgave him for his action as she believes everyone regardless of race or religion must be given opportunities to redeem themselves, however there are consequences for defamation.
On May 10, 2019, Joseph posted a statement on his Facebook account accusing her of pressuring Tuai Rumah of Sg Buluh not to agree with the proposed celebration because of political differences.
High Court Judge Supang Lian ordered Joseph to pay Nancy a sum of RM25,000. RM10,000 had to be paid to the plaintiff (Nancy) within 30 days of the court order.
2. NANCY URGED NETIZENS TO EXERCISE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONLINE POSTINGS
KUCHING: In the aftermath of Facebook postings made by former journalist Joseph Tawie, Batang Sadong MP Dato Nancy Shukri recounted how netizens reacted by commenting without checking, bashing her on social media, and being subsequently distressed by the online postings.
She said netizens should exercise an ethical code of conduct when they want to make any comments or public write-ups.
Nancy urged netizens to check their comments and write-ups before publishing be ethical and responsible when it comes to publishing their remarks or comments online.
3. “ZERO-TOLERANCE” ON POLICE INVOLVED CRIMES
MIRI: As of Dec 16, 2019, a total 444 police personnel nationwide were found to have been involved in drug abuse activities.
Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah warned that stern action will be taken against policemen involved in criminal activities and drug abuse.
Lim stated he had a “zero-tolerance” pertaining to the two issues.
He said the police will not compromise with issues pertaining on their image.